Qualifications to Apply

In order to apply for full admission to the PTW master’s program, you must meet the following requirements:

• You must complete your bachelor’s degree prior to your first semester of enrollment.
• You must have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA for your bachelor’s degree, or a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of coursework.  In some cases, students whose GPAs fall below 3.0 (but not below 2.75) may be considered for conditional admission with strong writing samples and letters of recommendation; however, these students are not eligible for graduate assistantships during their first 12 hours of coursework.

Most students with low GPAs will be asked to take post-baccalaureate writing courses to bring up their averages and then reapply. If you are concerned about your GPA please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Karen Kuralt.

Note: As of May 2006, we no longer require applicants to submit GRE or MAT test scores.  Many studies suggest that these scores do not successfully predict the writing abilities of graduate students.

Students who meet these requirements are welcome to submit applications at any point during the year. Once accepted, you must begin coursework within one calendar year; otherwise you will be required to reapply. The sooner you complete your application, the sooner you can be admitted, advised, and get registered for courses.